The “Ornamental Fish Breeding and Management” is a potential livelihood opportunity for the youth. This book has design's for establishing breeding sites and management of ornamental fishes as an enterprise on a small scale. This book is based on the author's experience of over a decade in ornamental fish keeping and understanding them. More
The “Ornamental Fish Breeding and Management” is a potential livelihood opportunity for the youth. Ornamental fish keeping is becoming popular as an easy and stress relieving hobby. This book is based on the experience of the author over a decade in ornamental fish keeping and understanding them. All those who keep ornamental fishes are also good ecologists. Once it happened that the author bought few gold fishes and within three days all of them died. He was sad, and after about one year, he saw the empty fish bowl with pencils and pens lying in a corner. Being an ecologist, felt that I have not understood the environment and ecology of the fishes, so they died. This time took it as a challenge and started learning the freshwater ecology by observing the water bodies and streams. And also learned with experience by keeping a large variety of freshwater ornamental fish in his home. Now the mortality was very low and fish were happy which also started giving babies. Encouraged by this he started an ornamental fish aquariums outlet so that he could create awareness on the environment and ecology to large numbers of children and people. The outlet was called "GAIA AQUARIST". He also started teaching the people on breeding the ornamental fish. In some villages established the backyard ornamental fish breeding centers. Especially encouraged poor girl students to adopt these as an enterprise. So that they could earn while going to school. This book has design's for establishing breeding and management of ornamental fishes as an enterprise on a small scale.
I am involved in Environment and Development work since last 20 years. Contributing to Climate Change Mitigation, Environmental sustainability, Rural Energy - good stoves, biochar, Water resources and Agriculture.